Petite MamanU

Directed by Céline Sciamma | France | 2021 | 1h 13m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse

Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly travels to the woman’s home to help her parents pack everything up. In a nearby forest, she meets a mysterious young girl and together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery. A delicate and powerfully acted depiction of love and childhood from acclaimed French filmmaker Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Portrait of a Lady on Fire).

Reviews

‘Petite Maman is short and sweet, yet fearlessly profound. A mix of fairytale, ghost story and rites-of-passage journey…Goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages.’
★★★★★
Mark Kermode, The Observer

‘A story even more delicate and moving than Sciamma’s last effort, this takes an unusual and thoughtful look at girlhood, motherhood and friendship. It’s enchanting.’
★★★★★
Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine

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